By Dylan M. Owen

This quantity expands upon the former version with present, exact protocols for investigating membranes and their part lipids in synthetic membranes, cells, and in silico. Chapters specialise in homes of the part lipids, membranes and their biophysical houses, fluorescent probes for learning membranes, pattern education, actual strategies to review membrane composition, homes , and serve as, habit of ldl cholesterol inside a bilayer and exam of cholesterol-dependent section separation. Written within the hugely profitable tools in Molecular Biology sequence structure, chapters comprise introductions to their respective themes, lists of the mandatory fabrics and reagents, step by step, with no trouble reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips about troubleshooting and keeping off recognized pitfalls.

Authoritative and functional, equipment in Membrane Lipids, moment version seeks to help scientist in extra research into membrane lipids.

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Biochim Biophys Acta 1758:1541–1556 Bondar OP, Rowe ES (1999) Preferential interactions of fluorescent probe Prodan with cholesterol. Biophys J 76:956–962 Parisio G, Marini A, Biancardi A, Ferrarini A, Mennucci B (2011) Polarity-sensitive fluorescent probes in lipid bilayers: bridging spectroscopic behavior and microenvironment properties. J Phys Chem B 115:9980–9989 Nitschke WK, Vequi-Suplicy CC, Coutinho K, Stassen H (2012) Molecular dynamics investigations of PRODAN in a DLPC bilayer. J Phys Chem B 116:2713–2721 Alakoskela JMI, Kinnunen PKJ (2001) Probing phospholipid main phase transition by fluorescence spectroscopy and a surface redox reaction.

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Thus, perturbation of membrane structure, dynamics of its components and the thermotropic behavior of membrane domains cannot be excluded, even for low probe concentrations. The effect of six commonly used fluorescent membrane-anchored probes (Laurdan, TR-DPPE, Rh-DPPE, DiIC18, Bodipy-PC, and NBD-PC) on membrane mechanical properties has recently been studied through bending elasticity measurements [62]. Bending elasticity reflects any change in the organization of the main lipid component induced by the addition of an externally added component such as a fluorescent probe.

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